Plymouth News

Image of Plymouth Hoe saying Budget and Council Tax 2020/21

We are investing more in vital care services over the next year despite having to find more than £12 million through savings, additional income and grant income changes to balance our books.

Ward: Budshead, Compton, Devonport, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke, Sutton and Mount Gould

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
Larkham Lane

Remember this?

Well sadly, drivers continue to ignore the directional closures so we’re going to have to close Larkham Lane in both directions from Monday.

Ward: Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary

Councillors: Cllr Mark Coker, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
image of a tree with Devonport in the background

We’re going to plant more than 2,800 more trees in Plymouth after a successful bid for funding from the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge.

Ward: Compton, Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Sutton and Mount Gould, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke

Councillors: Cllr Sue Dann, Environment and Street Scene
Map of Forder Valley lane closures

Main construction on the Forder Valley Link Road  - one of Plymouth’s biggest ever road projects - is now getting und

Ward: Eggbuckland, Moor View

Councillors: Cllr Mark Coker, Strategic Planning and Infrastructure
Children at the opening of the new St Budeaux library

A new purpose-built library has opened its doors in St Budeaux.

Built on the site of the old library in Victoria Road, the new library is a modern, flexible space with a wide selection of books, free computer and Wi-Fi access, a dedicated children’s space, meeting rooms for hire, a garden and events and activities for all ages.

Ward: St Budeaux

Councillors: Cllr Peter Smith, Deputy Leader
Image of The Box

The date for the opening of The Box, one of the biggest attractions to open in the UK Box, has been confirmed.

Ward: Drake

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader
roadworks sign

South West Water are carrying out urgent works to replace a 40-metre section of sewer on Tavistock Road, part of which is cracked.

Ward: Moor View, Southway

Councillors:

We've set out our plans to make Plymouth carbon neutral by 2030.

We declared a climate emergency in March 2019 and committed to doing everything in our power to reduce carbon emissions locally and influence climate change efforts nationally.

Ward: Drake, Efford and Lipson, Eggbuckland, Ham, Honicknowle, Moor View, Sutton and Mount Gould, Peverell, Plympton Chaddlewood, Plympton Erle, Plympton St Mary, Plymstock Dunstone, Plymstock Radford, Southway, St Budeaux, St Peter and the Waterfront, Stoke

Councillors: Cllr Sue Dann, Environment and Street Scene

Containers of earth representing the four nations involved in the Mayflower 400 commemorations, together with a time capsule, have been placed inside the newly restored portico at the Mayflower Steps.

Samples of earth from Leiden in the Netherlands, Plymouth, Massachusetts, the native American Wampanoag tribe and Plymouth in England have been sealed in the monument which has undergone an extensive restoration.

Ward: St Peter and the Waterfront

Councillors:
gormley artwork

Internationally acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley and leading Portuguese installation artist Leonor Antunes are creating new pieces of public art as part of ambitious contemporary art programme in the lead up to the opening of The Box.

Ward: St Peter and the Waterfront

Councillors: Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader